Friday, October 16, 2009

I blinked, and the balloon boy was gone

Jeez. I was only off line for a few hours yesterday, but in that time the whole "balloon boy" story spawned, went viral, got blogged and tweeted around the world a dozen times, and then fizzled out.

By the time I heard about it, people were already referring to it in the past tense. Gawker had even done a retrospective.

I feel like I missed one of those rare chances to be a part of something big--like watching that white Bronco driving down the interstate.

I'll just have to wait until the 5-year-anniversary "where are they now?" articles to come out.

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